Panama Canal Transit – Part 3

After transiting the Atlantic Locks we entered the Gatun Lake, the man-made dam that was created as a part of the building of the canal. As we had to wait our turn to transit the Pacific Locks we slowly transited the Gatun Lake.

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A hulk transiting the canal towed by two tugs.

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Markers used to inform the pilot when to turn, not so necessary these days because of the use of GPS

The Centennial Bridge

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The Norwegian Jewel preparing to enter the first of the Pacific Locks, the Pedro Miguel Locks.

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The arrow indicates which lock the next vessel is to use
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The guys in the row boat getting reading to assist us

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After transiting the Miraflores Lake the Norwegian Jewel prepares to enter the Miraflores Locks, the final two locks before completing the transit of the Panama Canal and entering the Pacific Ocean

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The Panama Canal Visitor Centre where you can watch the various vessels transiting the Miraflores Locks.

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This swing bridge used to be used by vehicles that needed to cross the canal, they have been replaced by the Bridge of the Americas and the Centennial Bridge

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Looking back towards the next vessels that are about to transit the Miraflores Locks

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The new locks being built

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The Bridge of the Americas

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The BioMuseo or The Biodiversity Museum: Panama Bridge of Life, it was still under construction when we passed it.

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The finished BioMuseo

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Panama City

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